Soaring demand for travel to Zambia means that several existing routes have been revived with increased flight frequencies, and a major new route added.

Proflight Zambia’s Lusaka-Durban route returned in April 2023, linking the capital with the popular seaside city on South Africa’s Indian Ocean coast. In May, Proflight upped the number of daily flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg to three a day. Joburg is a major hub for international travellers into the rest of Southern Africa.

Even better, from July the airline will be operating direct flights of just over three hours linking Lusaka and Cape Town, one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. This means those wanting to go from Table Mountain to Vic Falls can leave out Joburg altogether if they travel on specific days.

The direct service is scheduled to operate as follows on Tuesdays and Saturdays:

Lusaka to Cape Town: 8am – 11:30am
Cape Town to Lusaka: 12:15pm – 15:35pm

Those flying on other days will still need to transit through Johannesburg.

Kenneth Kaunda International Airport will be humming once safari high season rolls around!

Current International Flights to Lusaka

There are several other flights into Lusaka from:

  • Gaborone – Botswana
  • Harare – Zimbabwe
  • Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
  • Kigali – Rwanda (great for gorilla trekkers)
  • Addis Ababa – Ethiopia
  • Nairobi – Kenya (ideal for safari travellers to the Masai Mara and other Kenyan game reserves)
  • Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Doha – Qatar

Routes change periodically so be sure to ask your Zambian travel agent for the latest flights, times and rates.

PHOTO Tongabezi Lodge by Green Safaris